June 2019   
This Week's Events


Small Group Bible Study
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Join us for a study of 1st Corinthians
Prayer Group
10:00 AM
Jr/Sr High Youth Group
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Students grade 6-12 are welcome to join us for food, fun, fellowship, Bible study & community service on Thursday nights from 6:30-8pm. Sign up for our weekly emails so you'll know what's planned each week!


Consistory retreat
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The KRC Consistory will gather together for a time of prayer, worship and learning.
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Kinderhook Reformed Church

Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY

Worship Service for August 18, 2013, Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”


You are invited to sign our Guest Book at the church entrance and to fill out a pew card and place it in the offering plate.  We would like to get to know you better, and all are invited to enjoy fellowship and refreshments at the Lemonade Stand hosted by Donna Flansburg on the front lawn following Worship.


Ushers:  Sal Alessi, Derick LaTorre, Steve Shpur, Ken Sutherland


Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.




  Welcome and Announcements

  God’s Greeting and Call to Worship (Responsive)  from Psalm 104

     How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all;
     the earth is full of your creatures.                                                                    

            There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures

             beyond number - living things both large and small.                                           

All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time.  

When you give it to them, they gather it up;

  when you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew  the face

  of the ground. May the glory of the Lord endure forever;

  may the Lord rejoice in his works!

*Morning Praise #52                                                          I Sing the Mighty Power of God
  Prayer of Confession (Responsive)  Based on Psalm 52
     Why do we boast of our mischief all day long?
             Our tongues are like sharp razors.

     We love evil more than good, and lying more than speaking the truth.
             We love words that hurt and devour, deeds that are sinister,

             attitudes that speak of our own ego, and thoughts that judge loudly.
     O God, we seek to trust in your steadfast love forever and ever,

     and put aside our mischief.

[Quiet personal confession]

Assurance of Pardon

God’s mercy is sure and everlasting.  Receive the Lord’s grace, let your heart be cleansed and restored, and having been made whole by grace, leave this place to be a good Samaritan.  Amen.

Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture Lesson                                                                                   John 7:37 - 39 (p. 757)

  Message                                                                         "The Water Is for the Community"

  Prayer of Blessing


*Doxology (#809) and Prayer of Dedication

*Apostle's Creed (Front inside cover, hymn book)

  Prayer Requests, Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

  Closing Hymn #593                                                                                           The Gift of Love

*Benediction, Blessing, and Response Hymn    My Friends May You Grow in Grace

  My friends, may you grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior.

My friends, may you grow in grace, and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

To God be the glory, now and forever, now and forever, amen. (2x)




Kindly pick up your mid-year contribution statement

now available on the back table of the sanctuary.

 Statements are in alphabetical order for your convenience.







* Coins for Compassion Boxes

may be placed in the offering plate on any Sunday. *






The youth group sorted and loaded up the school supplies for delivery to CCRM, and the KRC congregation was very generous this year:


  68 glue sticks & bottles 18 boxes of crayons                   22 pairs scissors

  42 large erasers              9 asst multi packs of erasers  169 markers & highlighters

131 pens                         15 rulers                                    162 colored pencils

408 pencils                      18 packs loose leaf paper           51 pocket folders

    6 binders                     12 pencil sharpeners                   55 spiral notebooks

  41 composition books     5 calculators                              12 misc office supplies


That's a total of 1244+ school items to fill up backpacks at the mission - thanks to all who contributed.



SEPTEMBER 8    Last Sunday of joint summer Worship Services

  9:00 am  - Communion Worship Service

10:30 am - Brunch and Consistory Ministry Reports.  We are looking for donations of food items for the brunch.  If you are able to contribute an item to help fill out the menu, please sign up at the back table. Hot food dishes must be completely cooked before they arrive at the church, and the kitchen staff will keep them warm and ready to serve.


  8:30 am - Early Worship Service Resumes

10:00 am - Worship Service, Children’s Sunday School Resumes



● General Synod Update from Tom De Vries, RCA General Secretary

● Information on the reopening this coming fall of Faith Christian Academy, Pre-school through Grade 12,  administered by  the Calvary Assembly of God Church in Stottville


To the Congregation,

     Ever aware that the parsonage of the Kinderhook Reformed Church is our responsibility, the Consistory has agreed to have the over-forty-year- old windows replaced with all new doubled pane and energy efficient windows.  This is a very large expenditure, but a necessary one.  If anyone would like to help defray the cost of this major renovation project, please see Paul Clause or place a designated gift in the weekly offering plate marked "Parsonage Windows".

                                                                       In His Name and In His Service,

                                                      The Consistory of KRC

"THE OLDE DUTCH AND SUCH" CRAFTS GROUP meets on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in the main floor classroom opposite the church office, and we warmly invite you to join us. We are creating new plans and new items for the 2013 KRC Bazaar, and OUR GROUP IS NOW LOOKING FOR OLD TEACUPS WITH SAUCERS, AND FOR SMALL DECORATIVE MASON JARS (lids not needed) TO USE IN MAKING SOY CANDLES.  If you enjoy craft activities, but are unable to meet with us on Friday mornings, please consult with Dawn Tuttle about how you may be able to contribute to the Bazaar by working from home on your own time schedule.



The church will be open for guided tours from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday mornings through October 12. If you are willing to volunteer as a tour guide, help-sheets for noting points of interest within the sanctuary, recording the number of visitors, and opening and closing the church building are available to assist you in providing this outreach ministry.  If this appeals to you as a way to serve the Lord, please contact Jane Deane, 758-7051.




If you are willing to reserve Saturday, October 5, 2013 on your calendar for participating in the ministry of packaging 10,000 meals for the Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Program at Ghent Reformed Church, please sign on the sheet provided on the back table. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a short time of devotions, followed by a brief gathering to learn about world hunger and the true blessings we have in our small community. Lunch is at noon, and the meal packaging process, which should take only about an hour and a half, will begin at 1:00 pm.




Rev. Joanna Tipple, former pastor at the Livingston Memorial Church in Linlithgo, is participating in a 3900 mile, 9-week bicycle ride which began June 21 in Los Angeles, and will end this coming week in New York City. Hosted by the Reformed Church in America, Partners Worldwide, and the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee/World Renew - an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America - the ride endeavors  to raise awareness of poverty and respond to the need.  Joanna will commit to raising $5,000, and is appealing to friends and relatives for pledges and prayers.  You can donate to help her reach her personal goal at http://www.seatosea.kintera.org  Additional information about Sea-to-Sea may be found on the back table.



Isabelle Bosquet-Morra (2nd), Sara Schubert (3rd), Jessica Alessi (5th),

Jim Dunham (7th), Carly Rippel (13th), Robert Bailey (15th), Dolly Petith (18th), Kathryn Hart (18th), Alan Dick (24th), Suzy Nieman (27th,),

Thomas Carroll (28th), Melissa Welcome (28th), Erika Johnson (31st)


KRC’s 2013 Consistory members; KRC’s administrative ministries, chairpersons, and supporting members.
those who do not know Christ, or who are struggling in their faith;
KRC programs & projects and those planning & administering them: adult and children’s Sunday School; KRC’s youth; VBS; small group ministries; adult Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; outreach programs
our state and national leaders, that God will grant them the leadership skills, wisdom, and the personal protection needed to govern effectively and safely.
our missionaries: Dave and Char Alexander; Perry Jones and Capital City Rescue Mission, Alex and Fran Knauss, Maureen Menard, Dick and Carolyn Otterness, Brian and Bea Post, Seth and Melissa Rogati, Betty Ann Stedwell. 
our children sponsored through Compassion or other agencies..
our military men & women, that they may know God’s presence and protection.
families and friends of our military troops and victims of warfare, terrorism,  misunderstanding, and  violence worldwide,  that they may be blessed with God’s peace and the reassuring knowledge that he is in control.
those, especially children, suffering violence; exploitation; neglect; family hostility.
families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially: the sister-in-law of Elize and Rudy Visser, grieving the death of her father.
Dunk, husband of a close friend of Florence Rivera, going into hospice care.  Please also remember Dunk’s wife at this trying time.
Jim, Florence Rivera’s cousin, diagnosed with Lyme disease; and Jim’s wife, Penny, diagnosed with breast cancer.  
Dan McNeil, already battling prostate cancer, now diagnosed with an esophageal tumor and a spot on his lung. Pray for healing and comfort for Dan and wife, Linda, as well as for wisdom in making the many decisions necessary at this time.  
Lucy Neubauer, former Kinderhook resident, diagnosed with Paget's disease, which causes bone-softening, fractures, and a great deal of pain.
Susan Lavin, friend of Noreen Dick, facing surgery for a lung tumor.  This comes four years after her first surgery, and will be difficult according to her doctor.  Please keep Susan and husband, Ed, in your prayers during this stressful time.
Young Greg Clause, Greg Clause's son, battling a painful inflammation of the outer intestinal wall.  Praise God, the antibiotic prescribed seems to be working, and Greg is showing improvement.  Please continue to pray for his full recovery without complications or the need for surgery.
the O'Neil family, with both father and son dealing with multiple heath issues.
others awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care:  Fred Barrelli; Carol, Diane Morgan's cousin; Vicki Metzger, Nancy Baker’s mom; Ruth Edge; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Liz Carroll; Martha; Jeannie Dunbar; Joe McCormick; Paul Varga; Blanche Rogers; Florence Rivera; Maureen Mooney; Faity Tuttle.
those battling or recovering from cancer, especially Peter; Mary Ann Holmes; Tom Kennedy; Charlie Roppolo; Barbette Leclair; Paul Varga’s friend; John Warren; Patti and Diane; Uncle Tony; Jack; Guinda (LaHaie) Derrico; Jill Shpur; Rosanne; Connie; Sal Alessi; Tom Saulpaugh; Donna Scalera.
those who are traveling/vacationing: Kristie Hacker, daughter of Jean Hacker, and Kristie's husband, Isaac, honeymooning in Turkey;  John & Isabelle Bosquet-Morra.
those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: Joan Van Alstyne; the Lamont Family; the Richard Family; the Crawford Family; Jonathan, dealing with difficult personal issues; Olivia, that God will give her peace and guidance; Paul, that God will give him wisdom, determination, and peace in making and carrying out difficult decisions; the Royce Family; the Schuberts attempting to sell John’s mother’s home in Troy; Libby Little.
those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Diane Morgan.
residence-bound members, Murray Leonardson, Mike Rivera, Gordie Van Buren.



Pastor Rudy Visser, a Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision. 
all who serve KRC Ministries by meeting regularly, setting goals, preparing recommendations, and working together to complete projects and responsibilities. t
the good time had by the 7 KRC youth who attended the lock-in night this past Tuesday evening / Wednesday morning.  Among other activities, the group enjoyed watching the film, The Ten Commandments.  Please keep these young people, leader Patti Varga, and assistant Loren Speer, in your prayers, that all may continue to grow in the knowledge and grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
the great progress made by Joan Clause following a stroke nearly two years ago and hip replacement 8 weeks ago.  Joan is able to drive and to walk around home and limited distances elsewhere without a cane, and is returning more and more to her normal life routines.  This past week, both her neurologist and her hip surgeon gave her the good news that they will not need to see her again for a year.     
the safe return home of Florence Rivera and daughters, Angie and Chris, following their recent vacation travels.
His blessings of family, friends, and all the provisions for our basic life needs.
the wonderful ways God shows his love to us, especially during difficult times.
those men and women who have served or are now serving our country, & those who have sacrificed their well-being and lives for the peace & liberties we enjoy




Regular updates are needed on the progress or condition of all individuals on our prayer and praise lists, especially those whose names are in bold type.  Please forward this information, as well as new praise and prayer requests, to krc@fairpoint.net or call Paul at 859-4158.  If you are not on our email prayer list, and would like to receive prayer and praise requests through email, contact Paul to have your address added. If you do not have email, contact Jane Smith, 758-6442, to be put on the phone prayer chain.




MANY THANKS AND BLESSINGS TO THE KRC FAMILY FOR THEIR GENEROSITY IN SUPPORT OF THE VALATIE FOOD PANTRY.  Foods that are always popular and needed are evaporated milk; coffee; sugar; boxed cereals; pancake mix; syrup; jelly; canned meats, fruits, and vegetables; spaghetti sauce; pasta; mac & cheese; dinner helpers; apple sauce; juice; cake & brownie mixes. Donations may be placed in the collection containers available in the front and side entryways of the church.



KRC’s share of support is $5,788 this year for services and resources to be provided for us by the Reformed Church in America at the local, regional, and national levels. EACH MEMBER’S SHARE OF THIS YEAR’S CLASSIS ASSESSMENT HAS BEEN SET AT $85.12.  All who are able to do so are encouraged to offer, over and above regular giving, their share of this support.  The full share does not have to be given at one time, but may be given in as many increments as are convenient. All contributions made for this purpose should be clearly designated, “Classis Assessment.”


Many KRC family and friends have, in the past, provided cut flowers for the pulpit in celebration of an anniversary or birthday, in honor of a special day or event, and in loving memory of family and friends who have passed away.  During the summer months, those of you who are gardeners are invited to arrange and display your own garden flowers on a Sunday of your choice.  If you are interested in providing flowers for a particular Sunday, please contact Dawn, 758-7564.






The KRC Cemetery Committee is pleased to announce the opening of Kinderhook Cemetery’s COLUMBARIUM, a portion of the cemetery specifically designed for cremation burials.  If you would like more information, please speak to Greg Clause, cemetery supervisor, or Jim Dunham, Cemetery Committee chairperson.





Email Address – krc@fairpoint.net

Website Address – kinderhookreformedchurch.com

Rev. Rudy is available at his church office

 Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday and Friday mornings.

If you wish to meet with Pastor during these times,

please call ahead for an appointment.

Evenings are set aside for meetings, pastoral visitations,

 and counseling.

For assistance on Mondays, please call 859-4158

Church Phone  758-6401                Church Fax   758-6402

Phone messages are picked up several times daily.

If you need immediate assistance anytime, call 859-4158.




  Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory


Jane Deane – ’14,  Christian Education   758-7051

Noreen Dick – ’13,  Church Family    758-6640

Derick Latorre – ’14,  Stewardship / KRC Treasurer     376-1882

Patrice Lyons – ’13,  Outreach   758-8400


Dawn Tuttle – ’13,  Worship   758-6031
Maureen Mooney – ’14,  Outreach / Clerk   210-6079

Dawn Van Buren – ’13,  Cemetery / VP of Consistory    758-7564

Bob Wildermuth –’14,  Personnel / Pastoral Relations   828-0690


                John Schubert, Chairman, Classis Financial Committee


                                                  KRC STAFF

                      KRC Office Manager                     KRC Office Assistant    

                    Paul Clause – 859-4158                   Liz Carroll – 758-6034

    Cemetery Supervisor/KRC Sexton

    Greg Clause – 369-8472, 758-1338